MET Fine Printers COVID19 Safety Plan

As mandated by WorkSafeBC, the JHSC members of MET Fine Printers have put together this safety plan to create awareness of the measures that are taking place to ensure the safety of all of our workers and guests of MET.

1. We have involved frontline workers, supervisors, and the joint health and safety committee in our plans/initiatives for COVID19 prevention
2. We have identified areas where people gather such as break rooms, production lines, and meeting rooms and have created floor markers to demonstrate safe social distancing, and created regimented plans for sanitization every few hours, or each time a surface has been subject to human interaction
3. We have identified job tasks and processes where workers are close to one another and members of the public, and modified the placement of their work stations, and shifts accordingly
4. We have identified the tools, machinery and equipment that workers share while working, and ensure that they are either used with gloves, or sanitized after each use
5. We follow the industry specific protocols for manufacturing & construction on the WorkSafeBC website
6. We have policies and procedures to limit the number of people in our workplace at any given time. Each room has a sign indicating the maximum occupancy, and if the amount is reached, any employees in addition to this number will not be permitted to enter
7. We have a schedule in place that allows a lesser amount of employees on site at any given time
8. In order to reduce the number of people at the worksite, we have considered work-from-home arrangements, virtual meetings, and limiting the number of customers and visitors in the workplace
9. We have a designated delivery area in our shipping department in which the delivery person(s) are not permitted to step out of and must leave any shipment being received in a designated area
10. Workers that were originally seated close to the door have been moved to the back of the building to promote safer physical distancing, and reduce exposer to guests
11. Handlers of the shipments being received must wear a mask and gloves, and sanitize the shipment with disinfectant before opening
12. We have reviewed the information on selecting and using masks, and instructions on how to use a mask
13. We understand the limitations of masks to protect the wearer from respiratory droplets. We understand that masks should only be considered when other control measures cannot be implemented
14. We have trained workers in the proper use of masks via instructional video
15. We have a visitors checklist that each guest visiting must complete before entering any MET facility – if the visitor answers ‘yes’ to any of the given questions, they will not be permitted on site, and must reschedule for another day
16. We have a contractors checklist that each contractor must complete before starting work on any MET facility – if the contractor answers ‘yes’ to any of the give questions, they will not be permitted on site, and must reschedule for another day
17. We have hand sanitizer upon every MET entry point. Employees and guests must sanitize upon arriving, as well as leaving MET
18. We have a visitor check-in booklet in which each guest must sign in and out with their contact information and the day that they visited in the instance that there is a COVID19 outbreak on site
19. We have identified rules and guidelines for how workers should conduct themselves. Each employee is aware of the sanitization efforts they must partake in, maintenance of 6 ft distance between one another, max occupancy of people per room, and only walking within paths that are outlined with colored tape. We have clearly communicated these rules and guidelines to workers through a combination of training, signage, and floor decals
20. We have reviewed the information on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
21. We have implemented cleaning protocols for all common areas and surfaces. This includes the frequency that these items must be cleaned, as well as timing
22. Workers who are cleaning have adequate training and materials. Representatives from each department are responsible for cleaning specific areas and the duties rotate weekly
23. Our workplace has enough handwashing facilities on site for all our workers. Handwashing locations are visible and easily accessed
24. We have policies that specify that workers must wash their hands, and have communicated good hygiene practices to workers
25. We have a policy for anyone who has exhibited symptoms of COVID19 in the last 14 days, for anyone that has been on an airplane in the last 14 days, and for anyone that has been exposed to people who may have had COVID19. Those who have experienced any of the above will not be permitted on any MET premises for at least 14 days and until they are clear of symptoms
26. First aid attendants have been provided with OFAA protocols during the COVID19 pandemic
27. We have a working from home policy in place
28. We have ensured that workers have training and strategies required to address the risk of violence that may arise as members of the public adapt to restrictions or modifications in the workplace. A violence prevention program is in place
29. We have a policy in place for workers who start to feel ill at work. Workers are aware of what to do in the instance that this happens
30. We have a training plan to ensure that everyone is trained and aware of the workplace policies and procedures. Employees are continuously informed and updated via virtual meetings, email updates, as well as health and safety bulletins posted both on our internal communication
platform, and whiteboards
31. All workers have received the policies for staying home when sick
32. We have posted signage at the main entrance indicating who is restricted from entering the premises, including visitors and workers with symptoms
33. Department heads have been trained on monitoring workers and the workplace to ensure policies and procedures are being followed
34. We have a plan in place to monitor risks. We make changes to our policies and procedures as
35. Workers know to address members of the JHSC, their departments heads, and HR with health and safety concerns
36. When resolving health and safety issues we will involve the JHSC
37. We have a training plan for new staff
38. We have a training plan for staff taking on new roles and responsibilities
39. We have a training plan around changes to our business such as new equipment, and machinery that have been out of use
40. We have identified a safe process for clearing systems and lines of product that have been out of use